Our Teachers

Joanna Mravljak

Educational Leader & 4 Year Old Blue Group Teacher

Joanna commenced at Nagle in 2012 and has broad experience in a variety of early childhood settings including kindergartens, child-care centres, residential child-care, foster care and as a former member of a committee for a pre-school.

Joanna believes pre-school helps to prepare children for life in the everyday world, by encouraging the development of; listening to one another, speaking and share ideas, respect for one another and the world around them, turn taking, patience, curiosity and seeing themselves as one of a larger group.

She provides a program that encourages active involvement through exploration, investigation and trial and error.

Tess Moran

4 Year Old Red Group Teacher

Tess commenced at Nagle in 2008 and has resumed teaching after having children. Prior to having children Tess worked as a teacher at a number of different kindergartens in the inner city.

Tess works to provide a calm, safe environment. The aim is for the children to feel a sense of belonging which allows them to follow their interests in learning; develops their confidence in a group setting and enables positive relationships to develop.

Nina Lucas

Nina Lucas

3 Year Old Orange Group Teacher

Nina joined Nagle in 2019 and is a very experienced teacher, having taught at a variety of kindergartens in Melbourne and overseas. She is originally from Scotland and speaks fluent German.
Her main focus is on creating a safe, fun and inclusive environment for children and their families. She believes in offering open ended experiences to challenge and stimulate children's learning.


Maddi Knox

4 Year Old Blue Group Co-Educator

Maddi Knox is currently studying her teaching degree while working in a diploma role. She began teaching at Nagle in 2018 and works closely with the four year old Blue group. Maddi prides herself on the trusting connections she builds with both the families and children at Nagle and looks forward to graduating and continuing her teaching journey.

Our Co-Educators

Lorraine Izydorczyk

  Lorraine Izydorczyk

Lorraine Izydorczyk joined the Nagle Pre-School in 2003 as a co educator. She works with the Red and Blue four Year Old Groups and encourages the children to explore their world, to develop their confidence, creativity and positive relationships.

Denise McAleer

  Denise McAleer

Denise McAleer joined Nagle in 2005 as a co-educator in the three year old group. She is nurturing and caring and enjoys helping children have a great introduction into kindergarten life.

Roberta Oppedisano

  Roberta Oppedisano

Roberta Oppedisano began as a co educator at Nagle in 2010. Roberta is valued for the warmth and enthusiasm she brings to the children. She is motivated to provide a safe, friendly environment for all the children. Roberta works with both of the Four Year Old Groups.


Professional Development

Professional development is an important pillar of the Nagle philosophy and this is demonstrated through our commitment and investment in staff training.

Each year all staff attend professional development to ensure they are up to date with current practices. This knowledge is used within the programs and will be passed onto parents when relevant.

First aid training, including CPR, anaphylaxis and asthma, is regularly updated by all staff.